Congratulations such a great time of year. He can play, had some big moments last year when our RBs were short-handed with injuries.
Freaking bad ass. Congrats to him and his family.
Awesome! Congrats! Maybe the next Tyron Carrier?
Very very very cool. Big congrats!!
What a dad! Great to have a dad like that who is always behind you no matter what!
Good news. Rumble, young man, rumble.
This is wonderful!! And the support from teammates is amazing!!
I love stuff like this!!!
I love it too. I love seeing kids earn their scholarship by working for it on the field for what they do now against the kids that earned for what they did in high school. It tells me they were always good enough, but were overlooked for whatever reason.
There are lots of kids that just play for bad teams or bad HS coaches that would be stars on a good team or with a good HS coach.
Congratulations on a well deserved honor !!!
This never never gets old…a young man works his absolute butt off, and the payoff of telling his Dad…
I have tears in my eyes.
Go Coogs !!!
Sometimes the hungry, hardscrabble guys bring more then the prima donnas.
Gosh. You listen to this young man speak, and you don’t have to wonder what kind of student athletes we are Graduating at UH…
It makes me very grateful to be an alum…
A reminder sits in his dorm room: a parachute and ankle weights he asked for Christmas when he was a teenager at Twin Creeks Middle School. It was at the school, Smith said, that coach Lennis Brice offered words that still ring true today.
“I was frustrated. Why were there people faster than me, bigger than me and they don’t work for it?” he said. “It really upset me. He told me, ‘Chandler, if you just work hard every single day harder than anybody else, I promise eventually you’ll start surpassing those people.’”
Brice was one of the first to send a congratulatory text Thursday.
Smith’s response: “You ignited that fire in me.”